Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Excerpt from The Gift of You, The Gift of Me--By Nila J. Webster--United States

Excerpt from The Gift of You, The Gift of Me

Thank you for
The color of joy
And the shape of love
For the shadows as dusk
For the mourning dove

Who coos in hours of gray
When life is sad
And we've lost our way

Thank you for life
And death
And life again

For the seed of hope
Born of each sad end

This excerpt is from Nila J. Webster's picture book The Gift of You, The Gift of Me. She wrote the book in one sitting as a response in an incident of bullying, with the hope that honoring the beauty in nature, and in ourselves, will create a beautiful space where bullying will dissolve and be replaced by love and acceptance.

Nila J. Webster has been writing since a young age, thanks to the encouragement and support of her beloved mother, poet jani johe webster. In the last six months, Nila has donated over 41,000 picture books in her mother's honor, with more to come. If anyone knows of schools or hospitals that would like to receive a picture book donation, please let her know at nila.webster@comcast.net.


  1. Very beautiful, Nila. Your poem(s) speak volumes! Sheri

  2. Thankfulness is one of the best human qualities. Thank you for this well-written reminder.

  3. Yes, there is indeed hope, even in sad endings, if we choose to look for it. Wonderful poem!

  4. Nila, thank you for sharing your thoughts in this well written poem that touched my heart. Indeed there is the seed of hope even in death. We will live again, this I know.
    Love, Charlene

  5. Hi Nila. What a touching and inspired poem. I love the material you write about and the way you express your poetry through the passion that resonated within you. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  6. Hi Nila, I enjoyed reading your inspiring poem. It's delightfully uplifting! Best wishes, Chris~